Traffic Safety Facts 2011 Data: Speeding

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) considers a crash to be speeding-related if the driver was charged with a speeding-related offense or if an officer indicated that racing, driving too fast for conditions, or exceeding the posted speed limit was a contributing factor in the crash. Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes and at a tremendous cost. NHTSA estimates that the annual economic cost to society of speeding-related crashes is $40.4 billion. In 2011, speeding was a contributing factor in 30% of all fatal crashes, and 9,944 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes. Speeding- related fatalities decreased by 5% from 10,508 in 2010 to 9,944 in 2011. Additional data in this report includes alcohol involvement and seat belt use.


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  • Accession Number: 01482120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 811 751
  • Created Date: May 21 2013 2:13PM